Become a Volunteer!

Are you interested in history, art, or culture? Do you want to give back to your community? The Museum of Ventura County is currently seeking new volunteers. Volunteers support every department at the Museum of Ventura County, from greeting visitors and hanging exhibitions to helping with educational tours and doing research in the library.

This support is essential to the museum’s ongoing operation. But it’s more than that – the knowledge and expertise of our volunteers and Docents enriches and deepens the impact of the museum’s programs, educational tours, and exhibits. Volunteers help create memorable experiences for our community, help find answers to difficult questions, and inspire the next generation of Ventura County history and art lovers!

Volunteer opportunities are available at both the Main Street Ventura Museum and the Ag Museum in Santa Paula in the following areas:

  • Educational Tours
  • Visitor Services
  • Special Events
  • Exhibits Cataloging
  • Collections Programming
  • Research Library

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Museum in Ventura or the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula, fill out our Volunteer Application Form.

For questions about volunteering or internships at the Museum, contact Coordinator of Volunteer Support Colleen Gallo:  or Elena Waller, Agriculture Museum Manager:, 805.525.3100 x101.

Docent Volunteer Council

Docents have been the backbone of Museum operations since 1975. Docents were then and are now essential to the museum’s operation. They participate in cataloguing, research, curatorial efforts, library operation, school tours, and exhibits creation and construction. Every year, docents collectively log tens of thousands of hours. Docents engage in a training program that delves into the history of the County and the Museum. The training process prepares participants to work in all aspects of the Museum’s operations. For more information on this training and joining the Docent Volunteer Council, fill out our Volunteer Application and note DVC as one of your interests.

Already a Volunteer?

We appreciate your time and want to acknowledge you for it! Please fill out our Volunteer Hours Tracking Form.